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Expanding the Scope of Lithium Coordination Chemistry by Placing Sodium Nearby: A Mixed Lithium-Sodium Benzyl Compound Having TMEDA-Chelated Li+ Cations in an Unprecedented Tetrameric Environment

Baker, Daniel R. and Clegg, William and Horsburgh, Lynne and Mulvey, Robert (1994) Expanding the Scope of Lithium Coordination Chemistry by Placing Sodium Nearby: A Mixed Lithium-Sodium Benzyl Compound Having TMEDA-Chelated Li+ Cations in an Unprecedented Tetrameric Environment. Organometallics, 13 (11). pp. 4170-4172. ISSN 0276-7333

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Abstract

Mixed-alkali-metal metalation of toluene in the presence of TMEDA produces the benzyl complex [(PhCH(2))(4)Li2-xNa2+x(TMEDA)(4)], which has an octagonal ring structure that, in. spite of the 4-fold aggregation, contains Li+ cations complexed by bidentate TMEDA, a situation normally sterically forbidden in, homometallic lithium tetramers.